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Paris, 75, FR

Legal Counsel iptiQ


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role:


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated, multi-jurisdictional legal team! This role is a mid-level position (Vice President), which demands high energy and self-confidence as well as pragmatism and curiosity. It offers the rare opportunity to grow and learn in a creative and growing business seeking to disrupt the traditional insurance space.
As strategic partner to the various Sales and Branch Managers located in different European jurisdictions and to the iptiQ EMEA team, you will actively participate in the development, launch and maintenance of new life insurance products (and have the ability to apply insurance regulatory requirements to new and creative insurance benefits or features).


Your responsibilities: 


  • Provide legal and regulatory advice concerning insurance products in development, underwriting, administration and claims whilst navigating ambiguity
  • Advise on life insurance distribution channels including licensing, advertising, marketing and sales for the French and other European markets
  • Draft and negotiate insurance related agreements (NDA, MOU, Distribution Agreements, Co-operation Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements)
  • Facilitate on-boarding of new iptiQ distribution partners managing existing relationships (product enhancements)
  • Craft forms, contracts, and processes to build and ensure a legally sound and scalable business that can fulfil its mission and purpose
  • Assist with regulatory issues related to acquisitions, joint ventures and the establishment of new licensed businesses
  • Collaborate with other members of the Swiss Re legal team regarding disputes, corporate organization, employment and intellectual property matters
  • Support the internal governance processes to ensure that legal risks are promptly addressed, communicated and mitigated
  • Engage and manage external legal counsel with a strong commercial mind set
  • In this position, you will report to the Head Legal iptiQ EMEA L&H.


About You:

Are you up for the challenge?

  • You are a French qualified lawyer with 5+ years experience in the life insurance space and you developed your expertise in a global insurance organization and/or a specialised law firm.
  • You demonstrate confidence in leading and managing projects and complex assignments, including new or innovative structures or products.
  • You have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills and command of English written and verbal communications. Good command of a further European language is a strong advantage.
  • You are self-motivated and rely on your ability to drive matters independently while balancing the need to collaborate and maintain an appropriate level of communication and coordination with the rest your peers in an empowered environment.
  • You demonstrate accountability, resilience when facing challenges and you are fully reliable, responsive and display a high level of energy.
  • You are recognised, by clients for the pragmatic advice you provide, your sense of urgency and commercial mindset and by colleagues, for being an excellent teammate, always happy to assist others, collaborating and fully transparent, and for your good sense of humor.
  • You have experience to navigate in large international organisations.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Reference Code: 100438 


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